Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot confirmed
to investors that the studio is on track to launch the third full
chapter of its Assassin's Creed franchise on October 30.
"We will push the title a lot
because it's a fantastic product that the team has been working for
three years...What we have seen is just
fabulous," he said.
Assassin's Creed III is predicted by Guillemot to be “the biggest launch
in Ubisoft history”, and is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U. Zero
information was given regarding the game's plot, however the most popular theory is it will take place on US soil during The American
Revolution. This theory is supported by coordinates to New York found
buried in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's 'Da Vinci Disappearance'
DLC, and mention of the famous war in a recent Ubisoft fan survey.
Another big question is whether or not
Assassin's Creed III will feature an all-new multiplayer build. If so, this would essentially render Assassin's Creed: Revelation's online community
obsolete before its first anniversary.
Assassin's Creed 3's 2012 release was rumored earlier this week in a “leaked” Ubisoft release schedule
which stated the Animus-based sequel would arrive this year with Tom
Clancy's Splinter Cell: Retribution. Ubisoft quickly issued a
statement calling the list “inaccurate”, but now we know the
studio wasn't being 100% clear. Could this mean a hasty Splinter Cell
announcement is just around the corner?